Reference numberMS/811/2
TitleCorrespondence on the Olduvai Gorge human fossil, of Percy George Hamnall Boswell
DescriptionLetters concerning the debate around the age of the age of the Oldoway [Olduvai Gorge] human skeleton discovered by Hans Reck (1886-1937) in 1913 and the work of Louis Leakey (1903-1972). The material sheds light on the aftermath of Boswell's criticism of Leakey's fieldwork.
Extent109 items
Physical descriptionOn paper
Access statusOpen
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